More than 60 KCSE candidates dissappear from a school in kisii county


About 64 candidates registered for Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education National Examination (KCSE). 2021from Emenwa Mixed Secondary  Sameta Sub-county, Kisii  County have gone missing.



The school’s principal, Ibrahim Gekonde, has confirmed this. The principal has appealed to the national government through the local administration to assist in locating students who are of both sexes after they failed to report when the school opened for a second term.




The school management has also been trying  reaching out the parents to trace the students, but all in vain.



Speaking in his office, Gekonde revealed that the number of missing students was high, but after frantic efforts, police arrested fifteen boys who were pretending to be studying in a house, while four were found at Igare Market  where they  were  employed as a bakers. and two others in Nyamache Bazar.



Efforts to obtain a comment from the head of the region, Henry Ngang’au, failed as he could not be reached via phone call.



“They are in class now and doing well,” the principal said, adding that the lunch program enabled the students to ease their absence from school, where they were involved in boda-boda enterprises and supplying illicit liquor.



The school which has a population of 1,028 students with 22 teachers recorded an average standard score of 5.5 during KCSE last year.



The total number of registered candidates this year is 264. The Principal called for adding more infrastructure and 20 teachers to the institute. They have so far constructed a dormitory for girls and a borehole which is almost complete.




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